Coaching Requirements

COACHES MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS BELOW BEFORE THEY TAKE THE ICE FOR PRACTICE.


USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION

USA Hockey registration is required for all players and coaches who take the ice. This is effectively your insurance that helps cover medical expenses in the event of a hockey related injury.

USA Hockey registration »


SAFESPORT

Safesport is an online module to help coaches and volunteers become aware of the information necessary to help prevent abuse from occurring in our sport

Go to SafeSport »


AGE SPECIFIC ONLINE MODULE

In addition to your in-person coaching certification, USA Hockey requires that coaches take online courses for both the specific age of players that you will be coaching and another one covering player safety. You only have to take each module once.

Go to Age Specific Modules »


BACKGROUND CHECK

All adult coaches, officials, board members, employees, volunteers, and anyone else who will have regular contact with, or authority over, athletes under the age of 18 are required to submit to a background screen through NCSI before any such contact with those athletes.

Background Check »  


USA HOCKEY COACHING CERTIFICATION

REQUIRED BY DECEMBER 31ST

A coaching certification course held by USA Hockey is also required in order to coach with the Capitals.

Register for a Clinic »   Check Certification Status »  


MN Hockey Key Contacts:

Minnesota Hockey website

USA Hockey website

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